OwnerEric Hovland
Owner's Other EVFormula Evee
LocationMukilteo, Washington United States map
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Vehicle1978 Renault LeCar
MotorAdvanced DC Series Wound DC
ControllerCurtis 1221C-7401
Batteries10 Trojan SCS225, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
3 batteries under hood, 7 where back seat was. Heating pads under batteries for winter use.
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerGuest 2620A
Five dual output chargers,Each battery gets 10 amp three stage charge.
HeaterElectric 1200W.
DC/DC Converter
I use auxiliary battery with Guest 2603 2 stage 3 amp charger
InstrumentationHome made battery monitor system, 10 LED voltmeters on dash to monitor batteries individually. And an E-meter.
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
It's happier at 45 mph or less!
AccelerationOK up to 35, I don't usually romp on it.
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
Haven't really pushed the new batteries yet. Gets me to work and back no problem, but thats only 5 miles round trip, although there are some pretty steep (1st gear) hills.
EV Miles
Current:1,700 Miles (2,735 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Conversion CostBought previously converted for $1800. Added Guest chargers $1000 summer '06. Battery monitor panel $150 Feb'07. New Trojan batteries $1300 March '07
Additional FeaturesSOLD car 10-2-2010. Needs new controller and batteries. Guest 3 stage battery chargers shown were not included.
When new owner adds it to this list, I'll delete this page.

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